Born in Prague, February 8, 1961. He lives in Unetice.
Studies: 1981–1986 Film and TV Faculty of Accademy of Fine Arts (Department of Artistic Photography) • 1985–1986 six months study program at the University of Applied Arts in Helsinki (FIN)
Since 1986 he has been working as a free lance photographer-artist. On top of his artistic works he works predominantly in the field of design and illustration photography as well as teacher in the field of photography. He co-operates with a number of leading agencies, companies and magazines In the home country and abroad.
Since 1990 he is a member and since 2017 president of Professional Photographers Association of Czech Republic. He is a member of FEP executive board and a member of Prague House of Photography, where he acted (1992–1997) as a lector as well as a main coordinator at Summer Workshop Program of PHP. He is a foundation member of the Society for Renovation of Únûtician Culture. Since 1998-2013 he was teaching at Silesian University, Institute of Creative Photography. He leads number of workshops in the home country and abroad. Since 2000 he gives regular lectures at Polytechnic Art School in Imatra (Finland) and since 2009 at Folkhøgskole in Lofoten islands in Norway. In 2006 he was working as artist in residence in Etelä – Savo region in Finland.
Award of City Arles, R.I.P. Arles (F), 1990 • 2. prize in Czech Press Photo, Art and Culture Category, Prague (CZ), 1995 • Golden Pit for calendar Artěl II., 1996 • 2. prize in Czech Press Photo, Nature and Enviroment Category, Prague (CZ), 1997 • 3. prize in Czech Press Photo, Art and Culture Category, Prague (CZ), 2001 • Title Qualified European Photographer, by Federation of European Professional Photographers, Brussel (B), 2001 • Magic Stones : Photograpic book of the Year 2008, category Portfolio, Fotografie magazín (CZ) • Photographer of the Year 2011, by Association of Professional Photographers (CZ) • The Calendar of the Year 2016, by Association of Professional Photographers (CZ)
Jan Pohribný: Sites of Initiation, text by Antonín Dufek, Moravian gallery, 2004
Jan Pohribný: Magic Stones, text by Julian Richards, Merrell Publishers, London, 2007, ISBN 978-1-8589-4413-5
Jan Pohribný: Searching for the Light; texts by T. Pospěch and P. Hyvönen, NMF 2008, ISBN 978-80-254-3066-8
Jan Pohribný: Creative Light in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2011, ISBN 978-80-7413-143-1
Jan Pohribný: Creative Color in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2016, ISBN 978-80-7413-332-9
more than 60 one man shows home and abroad
participation in more then 140 collective shows home and abroad
participation in public collections
La Mission de la Photographie, Paris (F)
Moravian gallery, Brno (CZ)
Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne (CH)
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA)
Museum of Fine Arts, Benešov u Prahy (CZ)
Museum of Fine Arts, Olomouc (CZ)
National Museum of Photography, Jindřichův Hradec (CZ)
North Bohemian Museum in Liberec (CZ)
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague (CZ)